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The Swedruhene, Nana Kobina Botwe II, has appealed to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) and the Municipal Assembly to situate a police station at the new Mandela Market.

Nana Botwe made the call when the newly appointed Mandela Market Queens took their oaths of allegiance at his palace at Agona Swedru.

He expressed concern about the rise in theft and the sale of marijuana at the market adding that such a unit would help stem the rising crime in the area.

The Swedruhene said the town was growing at the fast rate, making it impossible for the only police station in the area to cope with the increasing crime wave.

He said the request has become necessary following numerous reports from the market queens about rampant stealing of goods and snatching of mobile phones and bags at the market.

He urged the Agona West Municipal Assembly to immediately reserve some structures at the market to facilitate the establishment of a Police Station.

The Swedruhene asked the market queens to desist from acts that could create problems at the market and assist the Agona West Municipal Assembly in their revenue collection.

Nana Botwe asked the market queens to ensure that traders refrained from displaying their wares at the roadside to avert traffic congestion in the Municipality.

Nana Doe Dennis, Head of Market Queens, thanked the chief for the honour done them and promised to work hard to improve the welfare of the women.

She appealed to the Agona West Assembly to speed up the construction of new stalls at the market to enhance its development.

Source: GNA

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